Attend Our Mapathon Event on October 10th!

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Attend our International Mapathons

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Help make a positive difference through OpenStreetMaps

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Volunteer online from home

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About

Map Squad is an online mapping community where we can organize casual and frequent mapping projects and mapathons using OpenStreetMap. In addition to helping people in need, Mapsquad provides the opportunity to meet virtually with others who are passionate about mapping.

Follow our Facebook Group: MapSquad for more information.

Administrators:
Jack Cheng and Ben Woodward

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Our Goal

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global shutdown. But even during these challenging times, we can make a meaningful impact by helping those who are less fortunate. Mapping can save lives! For example, today’s hot topic is mapping for a nation’s COVID-19 response. We can use the rapidly developing technology of our times to our advantage and emphasize the importance of maps.

Our online club strives to aid organizations such as the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mapathon Session on October 10
    Sign up for this event with the link below:

Past Events

  • Inaugural Mapathon on June 27th
  • Mini Mapping Session #1 (July 6): Flooding in Japan
  • Mini Mapping Session #2 (July 14): Mapping for Energy in Sierra leone
  • Mini-Mapathon #3 (August 9)
  • MapSquad Seminar with Dr. Lynn Moorman (September 3)

Statistics

  • Number of buildings mapped: 6187
  • Number of hours: 129
  • Number of tasks: 540
  • Number of countries helped: 8
  • Distance of Road Mapped: 39 kilometres

What we do

Mapping will be done on OpenStreetMap, an open source map edited by the general public. The role of participants is mapping roads, buildings and other features. It’s actually quite simple, with no coding or previous experience required.

Join the Organization

Your role is to mapping roads, buildings and other features. It’s actually quite simple, with no coding or previous experience required. Feel free to ask any questions you have, and also any suggestions you have. This is a project in the making and your input is very much appreciated.

Important Links

The link to MissingMaps is here.

The link to HOT Task Manager is here.

The link to OpenStreetMap is here.

Rules

All of you in the group are allowed to post a plan for a mapping event at any time you like. Please feel free to look at the MapSquad Official Rules.

Join our Facebook Group

Follow our Facebook Group: MapSquad for more information.

Articles

If you want to know more about the importance and impact of our goal, please feel free to take a look at our selected articles from well-known organizations such as the American Red Cross and BBC Network.

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining MapSquad, please email us here for further instructions